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Summary

Jeeves and Wooster never disappoint on audio and these unabridged stories are of course no exception. Wodehouse/Jarvis deliver another excellent audio collection featuring all your favourite characters, not forgetting our intrepid duo of course!

Full Story Listings:

  • 1. Jeeves and the Impending Doom
  • 2. The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy
  • 3. Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit
  • 4. Jeeves and the Song of Songs
  • 5. Episode of the Dog McIntosh6. The Spot of Art

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Entertaining Read

Jarvis does a great line in Woostering, for me he the ideal narrator for the works of Wodehouse. It's part way between dramatisation and a verbatim read, the broad canvas of voices he uses adding to the enjoyment. I also like that is read quite fast, other samples I've listened to and slightly ponderous and I think it has to be fleet to ready hit the comedy. Horden and Briars, often on BBC radio is my other favourite.

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Wodehouse and Jarvis sitting in a tree...

Can't get much better than Martin Jarvis for reading Edwardian escapism, whether it's Jeeves and Wooster or Just William.

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A Blast From the Past

What made the experience of listening to Very Good Jeeves, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

I've always known about Wodehouse, Wooster and Jeeves. These books were always in my father's library. Listening to them now brought back that golden age of England's aristocracy and memories of my father's smile as he sat reading them. But the book in itself is so enjoyable, the delivery is excellent, bringing the characters to life, each in its own excellence. I was laughing out loud as I listened to them come to life.

What did you like best about this story?

The pranks are amazing, the style of writing excepcional and so specific to Wodehouse.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Any scene where Wooster is confronted by a new problem sends me laughing. Poor man!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud many times! My husband came to ask what was I laughing about. I'm even smiling now!

Any additional comments?

Thank you for this amazing book. And please convey my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the performer.

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Delightful

I had already seen the televised version of these stories but the book is so much richer in its delightful descriptions of Bertie's discomfort at the various pickles he falls into. Martin Jarvis brings out every nuance of humour and I could listen to this over and over.

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Pure Joy

Never known Wodehouse to disappoint, and he certainly doesn't in this sparkling collection of Je3ves and Wooster stories, read by the unfailingly-excellent Martin Jarvis.

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Brilliant.

Another excellent classic from the outstanding P. G. Wodehouse. Such a wordsmith. Such intelligent witty humour. Such story-telling. A joy.

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P.G.Wodehouse makes the sun shine!

I loved everything about this book, the use of the language is simply perfect. Pure bliss.

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Wonderful again.

Once again Martin Jarvis has expertly performed PG Woodhouse's narrative in an expressive and enjoyable way. Cannot recommend this enough!

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Jarvis reading Wooster: Does it get any better?!

Brilliant. Listened in car with kids. Loved it. Short chapters worked for us rather than one long story.

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Lives up to expectations.

The very best of a wonder comic author.
Excellent stories told in excellent style. A joy to listen too.

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  • Amelia
  • 02-06-13

FUNNY! HILARIOUS "LOL"

Would you listen to Very Good Jeeves, Volume 1 again? Why?

Yes, wish I could speak like that and maybe, listening to it more than once could rub of on me.

What did you like best about this story?

Mrs Pendlebury has given you a somewhat to hungry expression, a little like that of a dog looking at a distant bone. Very funny.

Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?

Jeeves

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  • Kez
  • 02-09-20

Why is one book two credits?

Wodehouse is my favourite author, Martin Jarvis does a great job. I object to being forced to waste 2 credits on a single book just so that audible can make even more money off us.

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  • Nakul Shenoy
  • 07-07-20

Very good. Indeed.

Another classic Jeeves. Martin Jarvis is pretty much the voice I hear nowadays even when I am reading a P G Wodehouse book. That's how perfect this series is.

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  • Emily
  • 07-06-19

"Very good" is an understatement!

Many people have narrated the Jeeves & Wooster stories by PG Wodehouse, but Martin Jarvis is absolutely my preferred narrator for these stories . He tells them with flair and colour, and a glorious sense of whimsy. Whether voicing the delightfully tender-hearted (but rather lacking in brains) Bertie W, or his unflappable gentleman's personal gentleman Jeeves, Martin Jarvis gets it spot on, every time. These are marvellous stories, and reward repeat listening. Treat yourself, settle in with a W and S, and you'll be chuckling away in no time.